EMPIRE – We’re heading back to a galaxy far, far away this Christmas, and Empire could hardly let a new Star Wars movie slip past without letting it grace our cover. So here it is: the first of our Rogue One covers, in all its rebellious glory.
The cover features the team of rebels tasked with stealing the Death Star plans from the Imperial Military. Pictured on our cover (from left to right): Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe; Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus; Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso; Diego Luna as Cassian Andor; and Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook. The big droid at the back is Alan Tudyk, on motion-capture duties as K-2SO.
But wait! The circle is not yet complete… This is just the first of our Rogue One covers to be revealed. A second, alternate cover will debut tomorrow (Friday 19th) at 5pm; the exclusive limited edition subscribers cover to be unveiled on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for those.
Featuring unprecedented on-set access to director Gareth Edwards and his crew, the Rogue One issue of Empire goes on sale Thursday August 25, available in all good and Imperial-affiliated newsagents. Subscribers will be receiving theirs a few days earlier – one of many reasons why it’s worth subscribing to Empire. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, blasts into cinemas from December 16.
ComicBookMovie – Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have a new look at Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Like Finn and Rey before her, the character looks set to become an instant fan-favourite, but in an interview with the magazine, the Oscar winning actress admitted to being an unconventional heroine. After all, at just 5’3″, Jones isn’t what you’d normally expect from a war movie’s lead star.
“She is absolutely a very unlikely heroine. She’s someone on the edges and fringes of society. Physically, she’s smaller than everyone else around her. When someone has something they believe in, that’s what powers them, that’s what motivates them, that’s what can give someone enormous strength.” As for how women are viewed in the Rebellion, she added: “I would say there’s a huge amount of respect for women. Mon Mothma is ultimately, for Jyn, someone she looks up to. So even as the film opens [Jyn] has a strong female role model in front of her, and someone she respects.”
Earlier this evening in London, Felicity Jones took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration to discuss her upcoming film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The first few high-quality pictures from the event have been added to the gallery, along with the July 1 cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Empire – There has been another awakening – have you felt it? If you were in the Docklands area of East London this afternoon, there’s a good chance you might have, as a brand new look at the first Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One, debuted today at the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention.
On the Celebration Stage, flanked by producer Kathleen Kennedy and his ensemble cast including Felicity Jones and Forest Whitaker, director Gareth Edwards introduced a three-minute behind-the-scenes teaser reel to a live audience of thousands and streamed to millions more online.
The reel gives us a continued sense of the “war movie” vibe Edwards is going for, emphasising gritty in-camera effects for what is largely the first non-Jedi Star Wars movie.
The first poster also debuted, with the Death Star looming large in the background. The panel was part of a huge weekend of events at London’s ExCel Centre – and handily, your favourite movie magazine will be there all weekend. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media feeds to see what events we have up our sleeve. Rogue One arrives in cinemas on December 16, 2016.
Another new trailer for “Collide” (previously “Autobahn”) has been released online, and you can watch it in full below. Screen captures and a new poster have also been added to the gallery.
The first images of Felicity Jones from her upcoming film “Inferno” have just appeared online. The film, co-starring Tom Hanks, Sidse Babett Knudsen , Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and Ben Foster and directed by Ron Howard, is set to open on October 14, 2016.
Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”
“Rogue One” actress Felicity Jones attended this Wednesday (16) the European premiere for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” held at Leicester Square in London, England.
“Rogue One” takes place before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and will be a departure from the saga films but will retain elements familiar to the “Star Wars” universe,’ said producer Kathleen Kennedy in a statement released earlier this year.
“Star Wars: Rogue One” is set for release on December 16, 2016 and is being directed by Godzilla filmmaker Gareth Edwards.
Back in 2004, Felicity Jones appeared in the short film “Hearing Things”, a story about Mari-Ann, who spends her days ‘talking’ to herself in her head to make working on a production line bearable. However, when Maddy (Jones), is assigned to work with her for summer, she discovers that Mari-Ann’s refusal to talk to anyone hides a tragic secret. The video is viewable up on Vimeo, and I have added some screen captures to the gallery.